Augmenting Aerial Earth Maps with Dynamic Information Abstract We introduce methods for augmenting aerial visualizations of Earth (from tools such as Google Earth or Microsoft Virtual Earth) with dynamic information obtained from videos. Our goal is to make Augmented Earth Maps that visualize the live broadcast of dynamic sceneries within a city. We propose different […]
N. Diakopoulos PhD Thesis (2009): Collaborative annotation, analysis, and presentation interfaces for digital video"
Title: Collaborative annotation, analysis, and presentation interfaces for digital video Author: Diakopoulos, Nicholas A. Abstract Information quality corresponds to the degree of excellence in communicating knowledge or intelligence and encompasses aspects of validity, accuracy, reliability, bias, transparency, and comprehensiveness among others. Professional news, public relations, and user generated content alike all have their own subtly different information […]
Presentation at CMU's Computational Thinking Seminar Series (2009): "From Computational Photography and Video to Computational Journalism"
From Computational Photography and Video to Computational Journalism Irfan Essa Georgia Institute of Technology School of Interactive Computing, GVU and RIM Centers April 21, 2009. (see the video of this presentation) Abstract Our consumption of images (photography/video) continues to grow with the pervasiveness of computing (networking, mobile and media) technologies into our daily lives. Everyone […]
Paper (2009) ACM CHI: "Videolyzer: Quality Analysis of Online Informational Video for Bloggers and Journalists"
N. Diakopoulos, S. Goldenberg, I. Essa (2009). “Videolyzer: Quality Analysis of Online Informational Video for Bloggers and Journalists.” ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). April, 2009. [PDF] [Project Site] [Video] (CHI 2009 – Digital Life New World – CHI 2009 Advance Program) Abstract Tools to aid people in making sense of the information quality […]
Paper: ACM Multimedia (2008) "Audio Puzzler: Piecing Together Time-Stamped Speech Transcripts with a Puzzle Game"
N. Diakopoulos, K. Luther, I. Essa (2008), “Audio Puzzler: Piecing Together Time-Stamped Speech Transcripts with a Puzzle Game.” In Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Multimedia 2008. Vancouver, BC, CANANDA [Project Link] ABSTRACT We have developed an audio-based casual puzzle game which produces a time-stamped transcription of spokenaudio as a by-product of play. Our evaluation […]
An Online DEMO of Videolyzer, a project by my PhD Student, Nick Diakopolous. Videolyzer is a tool designed to help journalists and bloggers collect, organize, and present information about the quality (i.e. validity, reliability, etc.) of online videos. It makes it possible to evaluate and make sense of things like comments, claims, and sources as […]
Kihwan Kim, Jay Summet, Thad Starner, Daniel Ashbrook, Mrunal Kapade and Irfan Essa (2008) “Localization and 3D Reconstruction of Urban Scenes Using GPS” In Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Wearable Computing (ISWC) 2008 (To Appear). [PDF] ABSTRACT Using off-the-shelf Global Positioning System (GPS) units, we reconstruct buildings in 3D by exploiting the reduction in signal […]
Funding (2007): NSF "Web on Demand – Bridging the Gap Between Social Networks and Ad Hoc Networking"
Award#0834545 – CSR-DMSS, SM: Web on Demand – Bridging the Gap Between Social Networks and Ad Hoc Networking Investigator(s): Umakishore Ramachandran, (Principal Investigator), Irfan Essa (Co-Principal Investigator) Dates: September 1, 2008 – August 31, 2009 (Estimated) Abstract From the western world to the third world, the use of handheld devices (cellphones, PDAs) has proliferated. The […]